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Yes, thank you for the double points alert! We greatly appreciate it!
I still don't understand, though, why getting as many points as you can is encouraged at some times, but discouraged at other times. Can you explain that, please?
Points are a reward. Some folks, however were actively doing things over and over and over everyday and making upwards of 600 points a day, every day. They were also using multiple accounts to do so, and effectively stealing from Eden.
If 100 people out of the whole community did that everyday, that's 6000 dollars a month worth of points... and while I don't know the exact numbers I'm sure there were more than that snatching points however they could everyday.
So, they give us double points days once every 14th blue moon for fun. I've never once seen someone saying we should grab every point possible everyday. They occasionally reward the faithful with bonuses, as well as those that go above and beyond in the community. The point cuts eradicated a lot of a cancer that was dragging the community into the dust, and at points things were downright brutal in the forums.
I see the double points day as a sort of "hey, thanks for sticking with us!"